Entries are now open for the 14th Social Entrepreneur the Year Award to celebrate the advancement of social innovation Worldwide.
The awards recognize the individuals and organisations who implement innovative, sustainable and large-scale solutions to address poverty, indignity and the lack of basic services and resources in Bottom of the Pyramid and ultra-poor communities. They work in areas as diverse as health, education, job creation, water, clean energy and building identity and entitlements and access to information and technology.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in partnership with the Schwab Foundation is working towards providing unparalleled platforms FOR leading social innovators who are working towards inclusive growth.
- Exclusive Benefit: WINNER OF SEOY India will get an opportunity to apply for the Hindustan Times Fellowship for Stanford Seed Transformation programme.
- SEOY Awardee will be announced at A World Economic Forum global event and participate in a three-year structured programme to help them scale their solutions to collectively reach millions of people worldwide
- Three-Year Programme Core Benefits:
- Access to the world’s most influential network: Awardees will have the opportunity to connect with key partners at Forum regional and global summits, and on the digital platform TopLink, to learn sector-specific best practices and scale their solution through partnerships.
- Global media exposure: They showcase awardees’ solutions to the highest level of decision-makers through award ceremonies, media campaigns, videos and speaking roles.
- Personalized engagement: Throughout the three year program, the staff proactively ensures that awardees’ engagements with the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum are well aligned with their short and long term goals.
- Capacity building: They build the leadership capacity of awardees by strengthening their organizational and business strategies through executive education programmes at top universities, practitioner-oriented research, and curated programming at global and regional meetings.
- Community-based support: They create spaces for reflection and peer-to-peer mentoring to equip awardees with the support systems to lead their organizations and drive trust-based collaborations
- Market-based: leverages market forces, strategic partnerships, and business practices wherever possible, e.g. charges fees for products or services or for some subset of them.
- Tech-enabled: Uses technology to create, communicate, deliver, or monitor the adoption of its products or services.
- Demonstrated Impact: beyond proof of concept; has a monitoring and evaluation system in place; can provide compelling impact metrics
- Scalability/ Potential to scale: has the potential to be successfully expanded nationally or internationally, either by branch expansion or via replication partners.
- Candidate as an Ambassador: able to interact on a peer-to-peer level with top business and political leaders and willing to contribute time and expertise to building the global community.
- Governance and stakeholders: Leadership structures and decision-making are mission-aligned, participatory, transparent, ethical and accountable, with active participation of people with lived and learned experiences actively reflected in governance structures and processes.
- Aligned with at least one World Economic Forum
For more information, visit Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.